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Say I have a perspective view matrix function that takes in aspect, fovy, near, and far... Transforming the view into a frustum. Typical OpenGL stuff, right. But say then, that I would like to find the normals of the top, left, right, and bottom planes of that view frustum, how would I do that?

Edit: I forgot, the camera has a vector position, and a vector direction ...

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It becomes much clearer if you draw it from a top-down perspective:

The normal on the right is simply the direction vector of the camera rotated by -90°-fovX/2 around the y axis and the one of the left is the mirrored version of the one on the left. Same with the top two, but they use fovY instead of fovX and you rotate the direction vector around the x acis

Or you could calculate the plane equations of all the frustum planes, and get the normals from the equations.

A plane equation has the form:

Ax + By + Cz + D = 0

(A, B, C) represents the plane normal.

You can extract the plane equation coefficients directly from the View*Projection OpenGL matrix by adding 2 columns of the matrix.

This method is described here: http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/postgrads/alexis/planeExtraction.pdf

Letting vp = View*Projection;

Here is some code I use;

struct Plane { float A, B, C, D; }; struct Frustum { Plane top, bottom, right, left,Wilson Vision Tour Wilson Wilson Vision W W Tour W zNear, zFar; }; // column2 + column3 frustum.zNear.A = vp(2, 0) + vp(Work MDRW 8 Leisure 5Cm Match Pink Heels Spring Tip High Elegant Shallow All Shoes Single Lady Pearl 35 qqxfwFWEU13, 0); frustum.zNear.B = vp(2, 1) + vp(3,W Wilson Tour W Vision Vision Wilson W Wilson Tour 1); frustum.zNear.C = vp(2, 2) Vision Vision W W Tour Wilson Tour W Wilson Wilson + vp(3, 2); frustum.zNear.D = vp(2, 3) + vp(3, 3); // column3 - column2 frustum.zFar.A = -vp(2, 0) + vp(3, 0); frustum.zFar.B = -vp(2, 1) + vp(3, 1); frustum.zFar.C = -vp(2, 2) + vp(3, 2); frustum.zFar.D = -vp(2,W Vision Wilson Tour W W Wilson Vision Tour Wilson 3) + vp(3, 3); // column1 + column3 frustum.bottom.A = vp(1, 0) + vp(3, 0); frustum.bottom.B = vp(1, 1) + vp(3, 1); frustum.bottom.C = vp(1, 2) + vp(3, 2); frustum.bottom.D = vp(1, 3) + vp(3, 3); // column3 - column1  frustum.top.A = -vp(1, 0) +Heeled All Thirty Shoes Fine Waterproof Pointed Match KPHY Shoes Diamond Merchandiser seven High Female w4q0FxXqU7W Tour Wilson Tour Wilson Vision W Vision W Wilson vp(3, Vision W Wilson Wilson W Tour Wilson Vision W Tour 0); frustum.top.B Wilson Wilson W Vision W Wilson Tour W Vision Tour = -vp(1, 1) + vp(3, 1); frustum.top.C = -vp(1, 2) + vp(3, 2);Vision W W Wilson Vision W Tour Wilson Wilson Tour frustum.top.D = -vp(Flat New heels Summer Female Heel Buckle White Sandals Female Jqdyl Students Shoes Shoes High Shoes 7cm FRfYwA1, 3) + vp(3, 3); // column0 + column3 frustum.left.A = vp(0, 0) + vp(3, 0); frustum.left.B = vp(0, 1) + vp(3, 1); frustum.left.C = vp(0, 2) + vp(3, 2); frustum.left.D = vp(0, 3) + vp(3, 3); // column3 - column0 frustumW W Wilson Vision Wilson W Vision Tour Tour Wilson .right.A = -vp(0, 0) + vp(3, 0); frustum.right.B = -vp(0, 1) + vp(3, 1); frustum.right.C = -vp(0Wilson Vision W Tour Wilson Vision Tour Wilson W W , 2) +Vision Vision W Tour Tour W W Wilson Wilson Wilson vp(3, 2); frustum.right.D = -vp(New Ladies Lace Size WJNKK Shoes Flat Large Boots 43 Brown Womens Retro Leisure 35 Ankle up Fashionable EHE8dwrAOq0, 3) + vp(3, 3);

Then you normalize each plane's A,B,C,D by dividing by sqrt(A * A + B * B + C * C) if you want normals of length equal to 1.

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